Entertainment Sports Student Had to Wear Makeshift Version of JJ Watt's Jersey — So NFL Star Sending Him a 'Real One' One Moore Elementary student in Houston, Texas, is getting a special surprise from the Texans player By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 5, 2019 12:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email JJ Watt to the rescue! The Houston Texans defensive end is making sure one local boy can rep the team after seeing the student wearing a makeshift version of his #99 jersey. In an Twitter photo on Tuesday, a 4th grade teacher at Moore Elementary in Houston named Malinda Ross posed alongside two students. Ross wore Watt’s jersey, as did another young student in the picture. A boy posing with them had on a blue t-shirt with the number 99 cut out of white paper and safety-pinned on. “99th day of school @MooreCFISD! Any excuse to wear @JJWatt jerseys and jeans! #bemoore,” wrote Ross. In response, the 29-year-old tweeted, “My man in the middle making the extra effort!!” Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mizzen+Main JJ Watt Offers to Pay for the Funerals of the 10 People Killed in Santa Fe High School Shooting Watt then instructed Ross to “DM me an address,” assuring, “I’ll make sure we get him a real jersey!” “Hope everyone over there has a great 99th day of school!” Watt is known for giving back to his community — and beyond. In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Watt’s the Justin J. Watt Foundation raised and distributed $41.6 million to those affected between 2017 and August 2018, according to the NFL. RELATED VIDEO: J.J. Watt and His Girlfriend Kealia Are Totally Adorable And in May 2018, Watt offered to pay for the funerals of those who were killed in the tragic shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas high school, PEOPLE confirmed at the time.